Found June 24, 2012 on ChadMoriyama.com:
PLAYERS: Jonny Gomes
TEAMS: Oakland Athletics
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A's rookie gets pied, receives Gatorade bath

Gomes says they got Norris with a trifecta shower: shaving cream, water and Gatorade. #Athletics — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 24, 2012 Just over 24 hours after being called up to make his Major League debut, A's rookie catcher, Derek Norris, rocked the both sides of the Battle of The Bay with a massive 3 run walkoff home run with 2 outs in a full count. Out of breath...

A's put Colon, Cowgill on DL; call up Hicks, Ross

The Oakland A's recalled shortstop Brandon Hicks and right-hander Tyson Ross to the club and placed righty Bartolo Colon and outfielder Collin Cowgill on the disabled list, CSN Bay Area reported Saturday. Cowgill injured his ankle Friday night against the San Francisco Giants trying to make a diving catch in the ninth inning. Colon strained an oblique after pitching two innings...

A's put McCarthy back on DL, start Griffin on Sunday

The Oakland A's announced a flurry of roster moves Sunday, including right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy's return to the 15-day disabled list with strained shoulder. The A's also recalled right-hander Evan Scribner and selected right-hander A.J. Griffin from Class AAA Sacramento. They optioned infielder Eric Sogard and designated Danny Farquhar for assignment to...

Norris spoils Cain's latest historic bid

Derek Norris will have a hard time topping his first major league home run celebration. Norris hit a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning for his first career home run, and the Oakland Athletics walked off with a stunning 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. ''It's something I'll never forget,'' Norris said. Norris hammered a...

Athletics 4, Giants 2

Derek Norris hit a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning for his first major league home run, and the Oakland Athletics walked off with a stunning 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Norris hammered a full-count pitch from Santiago Casilla (1-3) over the left-field wall to help the A's avoid the first three-game sweep by San Francisco in Oakland....

Athletics 1, Mariners 0

Tommy Milone became the first Oakland Athletics rookie to earn eight wins before the All-Star break by beating the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Monday night. Milone (8-5) allowed seven hits, struck out five and didn't walk anyone in his second straight superb outing. The left-hander threw the first complete game by a rookie in the majors this season in a three-hit victory over the...

Athletics-Mariners Preview

Tommy Milone continues to be a different pitcher on the road than at home. He'll try to reverse his road woes Monday night for the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a three-game set against the Seattle Mariners. Milone (7-5, 4.13 ERA) owns the majors' second-best home ERA at 0.99, but his 7.42 mark on the road is baseball's third-worst. Opponents are hitting .169 off...
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